2017 Annual Conference Schedule

We hope to see you at the 2017 Annual Conference! Early registration ends September 11th, with preregistration ending September 22nd.

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A downloadable conference registration form is available here if you prefer to register via snail mail or fax.

If you are already registered and have questions about your registration, please contact Carolyn Fifer at 919-832-3652 x 227.

Wednesday, September 27

1:00-4:00pm: REGISTRATION (Great Hall, Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr)

2:00-2:10pm: SPECIAL REMARKS: Hear from North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Secretary Susi Hamilton. (Great Hall, Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr)

2:10-2:30PM: STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE YEAR IN REVIEW: Travel throughout the state and learn about the accomplishments of the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office with Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary for Archives, History and Parks. (Great Hall, Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr)

2:30-3:15pm: PRESERVATION YEAR IN REVIEW: A recap of the year’s significant events from Preservation North Carolina. Myrick Howard and Preservation NC Staff. (Great Hall, Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr)

3:15-3:45pm – BREAK

3:45-4:30pm: SPECIAL SESSION: Fourth Ward: A Remarkable Experiment in Historic Preservation. Forty years ago, Charlotte set up NC’s newest local historic district which was primarily vacant land. In anticipation for the evening’s tour, learn more about the remarkable story of urban “pioneers” and their efforts to make this neighborhood a vibrant and desirable blend of historic and contemporary. (Great Hall, Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr)

4:30-5:30pm – BREAK

5:30-7pm: REGISTRATION (McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 N Tryon St)

5:30-8pm: WELCOME RECEPTION AND FOURTH WARD WALKING TOUR: Sponsored by CohnReznick. Eat, drink and mingle with fellow preservationists at the McColl Center for Art +Innovation, a neo-Gothic church-turned- contemporary art center! Participants will also enjoy a self-guided tour of Fourth Ward Neighborhood. (McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 N Tryon St)

Thursday, September 28

8:00-11:30am: MORNING REGISTRATION (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

9:00-9:15am: OFFICIAL WELCOME from Mayor Jennifer Roberts (invited) (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

9:15-10:00am: ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF CHARLOTTE: John Howard, Planning Manager for the Charlotte Historic Districts Commission. (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

10:00-10:30am: BREAK

10:30-11:45am: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Briana Grosicki, Director of Research for PlaceEconomics, will discuss how rural counties and small towns that are losing population might learn from how Rust Belt cities are “Rightsizing.” (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

11:45am-1:30pm: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30-4:00pm: AFTERNOON REGISTRATION (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

2:00-3:00pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS (in various spaces within Spirit Square)

A1. OUR DIVERSE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: New information about the origins and geographic locations of Freedmen’s Villages across the state, from antebellum to reconstruction-era settlements. Earl Ijames, NC Museum of History.

B1. TRAINING FOR COMMISSIONS, PART 1: How substitute materials are treated for tax credit projects. Jennifer Cathey, SHPO.

C1. BIGGER AND MORE CHALLENGING PROJECTS: The Newest Thing, Food Halls. Renovating Raleigh’s Stone’s Warehouse and Charlotte’s Tompkins Hall into foodie’s delights. Jason Queen, Monarch Property Co.; Fred Belledin, AIA, Clearscapes; and TBD, Tompkins Hall.

D1. MODERN DAY PRESERVATION: An update on using tax credits, primarily for homeowners. Mitch Wilds, SHPO.

3:00-3:30pm: BREAK

3:30-4:30pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS (in various spaces within Spirit Square)

A2. OUR DIVERSE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: Neighborhood research in the digital age: Charlotte’s McCrorey Heights, an African American post-WWII suburb. Dr. Tom Hanchett, Community Historian.

B2. TRAINING FOR COMMISSIONS, PART 2: How local commissions are dealing with substitute materials. Scott Sherrill, City of Concord, John Howard, City of Charlotte, Michelle McCullough, City of Winston-Salem and Annie McDonald, SHPO.

C2. BIGGER AND MORE CHALLENGING PROJECTS: Perspectives of a developer and SHPO about new challenges in using the tax credits. Richard Angino, Third Wave Housing and Mitch Wilds, SHPO.

D2. MODERN DAY PRESERVATION: Sustainability and energy efficiency for old houses. Alan Spruyt, Trinity Design Build.

4:30-5:30pm: BREAK

5:30-7:00pm: REGISTRATION (Location TBD)

5:30-8:00pm: NODA BLOCK PARTY: Join us for a block party in NoDa, Charlotte’s hip arts and entertainment district. Enjoy food, drinks and tour of homes.

8pm-Until: YOUNG PROFESSIONALS GATHERING: Sponsored by Falcone Crawl Space and Structural Repair. A fun, casual get-together for the young and young at heart, free to all conference attendees. (Location TBD)

Friday, September 29

8:00-11:30am: MORNING REGISTRATION (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

9:00-9:20am: STUDENT PRESENTATION: Chase Nicholas of Empire Properties, a recent graduate in city planning at UNC, will present his masters project about the reuse of A.J. Davis’ main building at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N
College St)

9:30-10:30am: COVINGTON KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Hear from self-described museum anarchist Franklin Vagnone, author of Twisted Preservation and new President of Old Salem, as he offers a wry, rule-breaking perspective about the house museum of the future. (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

10:30-11:00am: BREAK

11:00am-12:15pm: 2017 HONOR AWARDS, presented by Biltmore. (McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square, 345 N College St)

12:30-2:00pm: HONOR AWARDS LUNCHEON (Location TBD)

2:00-3:00pm: TOUR OF TOMPKINS HALL (under renovation)

*All dates and times are subject to change.